Pretty Pretty Sparklies
Posted 19 December 2004 - 10:25 AM
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For those of you who haven't seen them, it's like a cloud of glitter all around, but the sparkles are larger than what glitter would be, sizewise.
My one experience with sparkles was in a field where a "hanging tree" and 100+ year old jail were. The tree was behind and to the left of the jail, and to the right was an open field. There were shallow hills behind the jail and field. I was told that the back area behind the jail and around it and the tree were supposed to be haunted.
I went there with a friend's son who was interested in ghosthunting, but new to it. This was his first actual investigation. We were both behind the jail, and both of us had cameras. We were inviting ghosts to be in our photos, and taking random shots of the area. I took a photo across the field, and when the flash lit up the field, there was this "cloud" of "sparkles" that showed up visually. We both saw it. We sort of looked at each other, wondering what that was, and then I snapped another shot in the same direction. The flash lit up the "cloud" again, only this time, it was a bit closer to us. Both of us were fairly delighted at this, and each snapped off one or two more photos, and each time the cloud was closer. Finally, we were snapping shots of each other, because we were surrounded by this "cloud". Every time a flash went off, the sparkles would be lit up, and Brandon and I were standing smack dab in the middle of it all. They were absolutely beautiful...and one of the oddest things I remember about them, was that even though they were in front of our eyes, it was difficult to tell exactly how far they were from you. I couldn't tell you if it was an inch or 6 inches. Part of that was because they would only be lit up for the instant of the flash, but part of it seemed to also be the nature of the "sparkles". In a few moments, they were gone, they just didn't show up in the flashes anymore.
During the time that they were surrounding us, I "felt" tingles all over my body. I didn't sense anything negative, but I did get a sense of curiousity and (I know this sounds silly, but...) amusement.
I tried to photograph them, and even though they were all around us, not a single photo came out of them. Every shot of the sparkles came out black.
The weird thing about it, is that at the time, I had the film developed at Walgreen's drugstore. The cameras were disposeable ones. Usually the negatives are cut when you get your film returned, but on these two rolls, both negatives were returned to me intact, in one long strip.
This is where it gets odd. When you unroll the negatives, you'll see photos of Brandon and myself, but they're clear. In between the photos of us, you'll see gaps of 3 or 4 photos, all blank/black. I'm positive those are the shots I took from across the field as the sparkles got closer to us. I used up two disposeable cameras during that investigation, mostly taking shots of Brandon and the surrounding area. Brandon's photos had the same results.
I've experienced a lot of odd paranormal activity during my lifetime, but this is the only time that I've experienced "sparkles". They're absolutely beautiful, nonthreatening, and apparently, can't be photographed using 35mm film in a disposeable camera.
I would love to hear any scientific or logical explanations for these. I don't know that there is any, and I seriously think that it was a true paranormal experience. But what sparkles represent, I don't know. I got the impression of them being a "crowd", like a group of people. But it was completely nonthreatening, and seemed almost "friendly" towards us. I mean, it came across a field and surrounded us, and we were standing within this cloud of sparkles. They were between me and Brandon and surrounding us, yet it was difficult to tell how far away they were. And both of us saw them time and time again, yet not a single one showed up in any photo on two rolls of film.
Sorry for the length on this, sometimes I can ramble.
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DarkOne-[Noun]; A person of questionable sanity.
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Posted 27 December 2004 - 04:55 PM
The strange part about this is that even though we see all these sparkles, and take a normal pic without doing a zoom lock, we donít get any orbs in the pic. For people saying that orbs are just dust particles then the pic should be filled with thousands of orbsÖ I just donít understand orbs. Itís just so confusing!!
Posted 28 December 2004 - 01:55 PM
LOL. That's what I always thought too! I thought it was not enough oxygen getting to my brain or blood pressure.
'OPEN YOUR WINGS AND FLY; OPEN YOUR MIND AND SOAR'
Posted 28 December 2004 - 01:58 PM
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Posted 29 December 2004 - 03:31 PM
Hmm. That leads me to believe it could be something other than the paranormal. Maybe this is what humidity looks like? LOL...heck I have no idea what it is. I just know its not in every shot. Some have thick amounts some have smaller amounts and then none at all. It sure is an interesting phenomena! And pretty!
Posted 29 December 2004 - 07:31 PM
We were on a grassy field, no dirt anywhere near us...we had come in from the South side, walking in a straight line to the jail. When we reached the jail, we turned left (West), and went around to the back that way. The sparkles came from the East, from quite a ways away from us and far from the jail, in an area that we hadn't gone anywhere near. The sparkles advanced towards us while Brandon and I stayed stationary. We never moved from where we were standing, and in moments we were surrounded by a cloud of sparkles. Each time a flash went off, you could see the "cloud" of sparkles was closer to us. They were diamond shaped, and in different sizes.
They are beautiful, and if I remember right, they were goldish-white in color.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 02:23 PM
The day my Nannie passed, I awoke to a basketball sized orb hovering about five feet over my bed. It was goldenish yellow with those large sparkles through it. The rest of it was pretty much transparent.
With it came an overwhelming sense of euphoria and the feeling of not being alone. I'm sure it was my Nannie paying me a last visit of sorts.
Now, the skeptic in me wants to give a test to all of you whom are seeing sparklies only when the flash goes off.
Place yourself in a darkened room with your camera, flash enabled and something really dusty. Use a rag that you've just dusted with. Have your camera poised, ready for the shot then shake the rag in front of the camera and fire right away. The trick this time though is to not look through the viewfinder, snap it with it down in front of your chest or anywhere that it's sure not to block your view in any way.
You will see the dust illuminating as the flash fires.
I do believe that this explains the majority of the "Sparkles" viewed during these situations. Just re-read the stories, most all mentioned noticing the phenomenon when the flash was fired.
Dark Angel, a few questions for you. Were you near any water source and was there any chance of fog that day, a mild, damp day followed by a cooler evening causing the heat to rise from the warm land creating the fog?
The reason I ask this is that it was another case of something only becoming visible once the flash was being fired. I've also noticed moisture in the air illluminate the same way although it was rain/snow that did this. When hit by the flash it would illuminate with that sparkly effect as well. Now I'm curious as to whether the finer moisture particles of a fog could cause this effect.
Really though, if it was an otherwise dark night, isn't it possible that you might only see this fog when illluminated by the flash?
When you get to know your camera, you will notice that all airborne contaminants will illuminate this way; big, small, near, far, dust, moisture, bugs, etc.
Edited by REDRUM, 04 January 2005 - 02:25 PM.
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Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:25 PM
It may be possible that these are remnants of peoples' energies that remain. But, considering that they move toward and around people, the souls must be present too. Maybe it's just the 'thumbprint' of certain souls - like the strange occurance of the sparkles in my aura. Hope that made sense. Just my thoughts.
Posted 04 January 2005 - 06:39 PM